The exploration of questions and answers can get the ideas flowing. It’s a great way to go a little abstract for a moment and let your mind freely wonder until something evolves. Here is an image of a typical Verse-Chorus type of track.
Trap Moster Example
As an example, let’s call the name of the track “Trap Monster“.
With this technique, you would start with the verse as an answer to the question of who is the Trap Monster. The chorus could then explain what the Trap Monster is going “TRAAAP Monster is burner-nating the countryside”. The verse would then answer another question of what is happening to everyone else in the scene. Then back to “TRAAAP Monster is burner-nating the countryside” and so on. It starts to build out this ridiculous idea.
Ok… for real… I totally want someone to make that into a track. I will add it to this post and give you mad props.
This technique has been a life saver for me when I have had big deadlines for some tracks or just needed a kickstart. If you have any techniques or ideas to share around songwriting, please join in the comment section below.
As the trap monster always says, party on.